The Wool House (Maritime Museum), Southampton, Southampton

The Wool House (Maritime Museum), Southampton, Southampton
Photograph taken 28 June 2000 © Mr Stuart Goodall. Source Historic England Archive ref: 135747

This warehouse was built after the French raid of 1338. It was built by Cistercian Monks. It was a storehouse for wool to be exported to Europe. It is the only surviving freestanding medieval warehouse in Southampton. In the 18th century it was used to house French prisoners of war. This was during the Seven Years War and Napoleonic Wars.

Location

Southampton Southampton

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

warehouse store wool trade monk religion war prison Medieval (1066 - 1484)